April 9, 1915 (12th Parliament, 5th Session)

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

As the lion.
member knows, this Bill did not come down originally as a Government measure, but was reported by a committee to whom certain of the laws relating to elections were referred for amendment. Conse-iquently, the Bill has not received the consideration of the members of the Government as a whole which such measures usually do receive. I expressed an opin-tion which has just been made by my hon. friend, and I am still of that opinion.
I 3hall be glad if the section is allowed to stand until the afternoon, in order that it may receive a little further consideration at our hands. I think there is a great deal of force in the hon. member's suggestion,

Topic:   SOLDIERS' VOTING BILL.
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